The Top Ranked Defensive Linemen of the 1980's

 

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The Top Ranked Defensive Linemen of the 1980's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player participated in 60% of his teams games.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Randy White 3.70578
2   Mark Gastineau 4.12300
3   Dan Hampton 5.77822
4   Howie Long 6.46675
5   Jacob Green 7.47410
6   Reggie White 7.55480
7   Fred Smerlas 7.62250
8   Bob Baumhower 8.81583
9   Richard Dent 9.45586
10   Marty Lyons 9.48230
11   Lee Roy Selmon 9.87780
12   Bruce Smith 9.89800
13   Joe Klecko 9.96038
14   Steve McMichael 9.98044
15   Art Still 10.01744
16   Dexter Manley 12.88600
17   Rulon Jones 13.07422
18   Lee Williams 14.50360
19   Carl Hairston 14.53490
20   Chris Doleman 16.29567
21   Jim Jeffcoat 16.73300
22   Charles Mann 17.35586
23   Dave Butz 18.79522
24   Keith Millard 18.94760
25   Eddie Edwards 19.20256
26   Curtis Greer 19.39800
27   William Gay 20.25500
28   Gary Johnson 20.74883
29   Bob Golic 21.93256
30   Bruce Clark 22.63913
31   David Logan 22.65386
32   Ben Williams 22.76283
33   Al Baker 22.98860
34   Doug Martin 23.70722
35   Charlie Johnson 24.30060
36   Lyle Alzado 24.92217
37   Dwaine Board 25.25683
38   Leonard Marshall 25.37614
39   Jack Youngblood 25.45200
40   Doug English 25.83580
41   Jeff Bryant 26.04800
42   Michael Carter 26.80540
43   Ray Childress 26.82560
44   Tim Krumrie 27.14157
45   Joe Nash 28.78300
46   Ken Clarke 29.77656
47   Ross Browner 30.34225
48   Keith Ferguson 30.65375
49   Barney Chavous 30.70683
50   Henry Thomas 31.88333
51   Doug Betters 33.16375
52   Darryl Grant 33.87988
53   Mike Bell 34.39450
54   Dennis Harrison 34.59913
55   Jim Wilks 34.76844
56   Bill Pickel 35.05329
57   Harvey Martin 35.07750
58   Brent Williams 35.75925
59   Reggie Camp 36.06225
60   Mike Gann 36.31960
61   Jerome Brown 36.32733
62   Greg Brown 36.53313
63   Donnell Thompson 36.96578
64   Julius Adams 37.03529
65   Bill Maas 37.04680
66   Reggie Doss 37.15275
67   Don L. Smith 37.31733
68   Gary Dunn 37.34138
69   Rubin Carter 39.73433
70   Mike Pitts 39.74686
71   Derland Moore 39.79400
72   Jim Burt 41.47800
73   Jeff Yeates 41.59200
74   Sherman White 41.71400
75   Rick Bryan 42.03620
76   Ezra Johnson 42.07678
77   Jon Hand 42.17275
78   Too Tall Jones 42.23400
79   Freddie Joe Nunn 42.42100
80   Manu Tuiasosopo 43.04600
81   Jesse Baker 43.23613
82   Marshall Harris 44.13800
83   Clyde Simmons 45.37950
84   Keith Willis 45.58986
85   Jim Osborne 46.05600
86   Abdul Salaam 46.56200
87   Mike Hartenstine 46.61214
88   Alan Page 47.17000
89   Jerry Ball 48.64933
90   Elois Grooms 48.68200
91   Alphonso Carreker 48.99600
92   John Dutton 49.04714
93   Tony Casillas 49.44475
94   Robert Brown 49.92225
95   Eric Williams 50.13283
96   Garin Veris 50.65675
97   Mike Stensrud 51.89911
98   Dave Pureifory 52.35267
99   Mark Mullaney 52.49980
100   Louie Kelcher 52.62625
101   Herb Orvis 52.72500
102   David Galloway 53.25467
103   Bob Clasby 53.69933
104   T.J. Turner 53.78775
105   George Martin 54.10411
106   John Cannon 54.82443
107   Terry Jones 54.87350
108   Brian Sochia 55.13217
109   Greg Townsend 56.18583
110   Barry Bennett 56.24029
111   Greg Kragen 56.33780
112   Kenneth Sims 56.88320
113   Mike Dawson 56.99867
114   Andre Townsend 57.27567
115   Sean Jones 58.41617
116   Ken Kennard 58.95133
117   Mike Butler 59.99925
118   Al Harris 60.14117
119   Randy Holloway 60.27680
120   Doug Reed 60.78180
121   Robert Hardy 61.67833
122   Henry Bradley 61.91400
123   Ron Holmes 62.70080
124   William Perry 62.75150
125   Leo Wisniewski 62.99133
126   Cody Jones 63.26067
127   Michael Dean Perry 63.27950
128   Fred Dean 63.60980
129   Rush Brown 63.69833
130   Jeff Merrow 63.96350
131   Reggie Kinlaw 64.03917
132   James White 64.56950
133   Rod Saddler 64.91033
134   Larry Cole 65.55400
135   Shawn Miller 66.18550
136   Jim Skow 66.76625
137   Leroy Jones 66.81675
138   Frank Warren 67.05678
139   Andy Dorris 67.57200
140   Bob Pollard 67.57200
141   Tony Elliott 68.21183
142   John Matuszak 68.58200
143   Scott Mersereau 68.95033
144   Erik Howard 69.15233
145   Leslie O'Neal 69.19000
146   Mike Fanning 69.52840
147   Jim Stuckey 70.00017
148   Gary Jeter 70.05438
149   Al Noga 70.09900
150   Steve Furness 70.40200
151   Kim Bokamper 70.76060
152   Chuck Ehin 70.85675
153   Archie Reese 71.33650
154   Curtis McGriff 71.48780
155   Toby Williams 71.66960
156   Lawrence Pillers 71.83120
157   Dave Browning 71.84150
158   Kevin Brooks 71.89200
159   Reuben Davis 72.36950
160   Alvin Wright 73.05767
161   Jumpy Geathers 73.18460
162   Wilson Whitley 73.49533
163   Curtis Green 73.66578
164   Tom Beasley 73.84400
165   Edmund Nelson 74.09867
166   Jeff Stover 74.23500
167   Kenny Neil 74.53900
168   Mike Wise 75.09650
169   Coy Bacon 75.25000
170   Blaise Winter 75.44800
171   Mike Charles 75.68940
172   Burt Grossman 76.46200
173   Karl Lorch 76.66200
174   Fred Cook 76.86600
175   Joe Phillips 77.06825
176   Vern Den Herder 77.56900
177   Kevin Fagan 77.70367
178   Gerald Williams 78.00250
179   Greg Meisner 78.55700
180   Keith Gary 78.68967
181   Dennis Owens 78.86080
182   Casey Merrill 79.25983
183   John Goodman 79.26480
184   Richard Byrd 80.33540
185   Larry Roberts 80.98200
186   Dave Stalls 82.69900
187   Pierce Holt 82.82500
188   Doug Smith 83.02200
189   Mike L. Cofer 83.53000
190   Harvey Armstrong 84.77771
191   Ken Kremer 84.88040
192   Sean McNanie 84.96120
193   Sam Clancy 85.46667
194   Bob W. Nelson 85.54800
195   Steve R. Parker 85.75400
196   Don Parrish 85.81733
197   Tony McGee 86.23380
198   William Fuller 86.36025
199   Dave Lindstrom 86.86100
200   Bill Neill 87.23133
201   Charles Martin 87.84980
202   Stafford Mays 88.01038
203   Perry Brooks 88.15280
204   Pete Kugler 88.49620
205   Neil Smith 88.73150
206   Dan Benish 89.04933
207   Jason Buck 89.62167
208   Jerome Sally 89.91020
209   Walt Bowyer 90.47600
210   Bill Kollar 90.54950
211   Bob Hamm 91.27133
212   Mark Duda 92.11300
213   Leonard Griffin 92.31500
214   Tim Goad 92.36750
215   Elvin Bethea 92.75267
216   Neil Elshire 93.22300
217   Phil Tabor 93.39233
218   Tim Johnson 93.62800
219   Trace Armstrong 93.73300
220   Dean Hamel 93.80880
221   Tim Newton 94.08675
222   Leon Seals 94.33500
223   Charles A. Johnson 94.43800
224   Ken E. Johnson 94.65720
225   Mat Mendenhall 95.34700
226   Curt Jarvis 95.54900
227   Rick Ackerman 95.58067
228   Eric Dorsey 96.28767
229   Donnie Humphrey 96.35500
230   Brison Manor 96.49540
231   Fred Dryer 97.06600
232   Mike Barnes 97.06600
233   Danny Noonan 97.77100
234   Doug Sutherland 97.82150
235   Keith Baldwin 97.97525
236   Skip McClendon 98.17300
237   Willie Broughton 98.88000
238   Charles Haley 98.93250
239   Elvis Franks 99.88900
240   Byron Darby 100.08533
241   Dee Hardison 100.44533
242   Ben Rudolph 100.74100
243   John Washington 100.96733
244   Dino Mangiero 101.58600
245   Charles DeJurnett 101.78800
246   Jerry Boyarsky 101.92657
247   Dan Saleaumua 102.24667
248   Robert Goff 102.36650
249   Richard Bishop 103.02300
250   Andrew Provence 103.07575
251   Dave Puzzuoli 103.32300
252   John Bosa 103.73000
253   Jeff Cross 104.18450
254   Scott Davis 104.18450
255   Fletcher Jenkins 104.33800
256   Byron Braggs 104.33825
257   Tom Baldwin 105.17150
258   L.C. Greenwood 105.34600
259   Larry Brooks 105.34600
260   Glen Collins 105.72700
261   Malcolm Taylor 106.43380
262   Lester Williams 106.96200
263   Gerald Nichols 107.39767
264   Johnny Robinson 107.66900
265   Pete Koch 107.70067
266   John Banaszak 108.88100
267   Don Latimer 109.03475
268   Paul Frase 109.18400
269   George Little 109.72067
270   Mike Ozdowski 110.14350
271   Todd Liebenstein 110.19400
272   Brad White 110.55460
273   Joe Greene 110.95150
274   Bill Barnett 112.31200
275   Tyrone Keys 112.34250
276   Earl Wilson 112.82000
277   Darryl Sims 112.92325
278   Gary Burley 112.97375
279   Steve Alvord 113.07250
280   Reggie Lewis 113.35667
281   Randy Edwards 113.73125
282   Mike Golic 114.21100
283   Markus Koch 114.50133
284   Bill Gregory 114.84200
285   Ron Yankowski 114.84200
286   Joe Ehrmann 115.04200
287   Les Miller 115.44400
288   Wilbur Young 116.21833
289   Robert Banks 116.45600
290   Milford Hodge 116.62233
291   Bob Kohrs 118.07425
292   Ray Hamilton 118.52650
293   John Mendenhall 118.88200
294   Ron Faurot 118.88200
295   Tommy Hart 118.88200
296   Bubba Green 119.18500
297   Eric Holle 119.48825
298   Ben Thomas 120.09000
299   Greg Boyd 120.09425
300   Mike Zele 120.72967
301   Thomas Brown 120.72967
302   Mark E. Bell 120.89800
303   Daryle Skaugstad 121.03267
304   Jackie Cline 121.40300
305   Don Smerek 121.61433
306   Booker Reese 121.97533
307   Freddie Gilbert 122.00900
308   Larry Bethea 122.31625
309   Bill Elko 123.12200
310   Mike White 123.32200
311   Danny Stubbs 125.09150
312   Wilson Faumuina 125.29350
313   Mike Perko 125.34600
314   Dean Prater 125.38140
315   Jimmy Webb 125.49550
316   Jeff Wright 126.00050
317   Bill Acker 126.01533
318   Mel Lunsford 126.15400
319   Henry Waechter 126.86125
320   Jim Wahler 127.36600
321   Chris Scott 127.51550
322   Thomas Strauthers 127.58320
323   Willie Jones 127.77000
324   Steve Baack 128.25000
325   Steve Hamilton 128.57400
326   Karl Wilson 128.70867
327   Cedrick Hardman 129.23250
328   Doug Barnett 129.24733
329   Diron Talbert 130.19400
330   Paul Smith 130.19400
331   Mike St. Clair 130.62767
332   Ted Vincent 131.81000
333   Mike Hammerstein 131.87333
334   Hosea Taylor 131.91100
335   Doug Rogers 132.21000
336   John Woodcock 132.71700
337   Tracy Rocker 132.82000
338   Mike Robinson 133.22200
339   Shawn Patterson 133.72900
340   Scott Hutchinson 134.28250
341   Fred Stokes 134.43400
342   Jerome Foster 134.58550
343   John Harty 134.58550
344   Greg Fields 135.04200
345   Karl Morgan 135.13900
346   Ron Stallworth 136.45600
347   Don Reese 136.65800
348   Mark Catano 136.95900
349   Mitch Willis 137.21375
350   Darrell Irvin 137.49567
351   Joe Campbell 138.20267
352   Ruben Vaughan 138.27400
353   Reggie Singletary 139.18300
354   Terry Unrein 139.28200
355   Greg Smith 139.89000
356   Ramsey Dardar 139.89000
357   Martin Moss 140.02067
358   David Grant 140.09000
359   Dick Chapura 140.09000
360   Mark Buben 140.09200
361   Mike Piel 140.09200
362   Bill Cooke 140.69800
363   Alonzo Mitz 141.45350
364   Mike Fultz 141.50600
365   Mark Garalczyk 142.41300
366   Byron Smith 142.81900
367   Curley Culp 143.12200
368   Phil Murphy 144.48350
369   Dennis Byrd 144.63700
370   Mark Walen 145.39250
371   Shawn Lee 145.54400
372   George Crump 145.54600
373   Scott Kellar 145.54600
374   Tony Tolbert 145.54600
375   Wayne Martin 146.45500
376   Bruce Thornton 146.82133
377   Rod Horn 148.27300
378   Claude Humphrey 148.77600
379   Dallas Hickman 149.23050
380   Scott Virkus 149.93750
381   Monte Bennett 150.09100
382   Kit Lathrop 150.29100
383   Clyde Glover 150.39400
384   Mike Kadish 150.84650
385   Joe Costello 150.89700
386   Dennis Johnson 151.00000
387   Pat Swoopes 151.40200
388   Quinton Ballard 152.01000
389   Mark Pike 152.36150
390   Scott Garnett 152.81800
391   Mack Moore 154.17950
392   James D. Hunter 154.43400
393   Fred Anderson 154.63600
394   Aaron Jones 156.45400
395   Mike Hamby 156.45400
396   Carl Barisich 156.85800
397   Richard Turner 156.90650
398   Eric Kumerow 157.36100
399   Marvin Washington 158.27200
400   Dave Roller 158.47400
401   Lorenzo Freeman 159.17900
402   Gerald Robinson 159.18100
403   Ron Spears 159.88600
404   Warren Powers 160.09000
405   Shawn Knight 161.70400
406   Andrew Stewart 161.90800
407   Bob Winkel 162.51400
408   Rayford Cooks 162.51400
409   Ron Crews 162.51400
410   Ron Rydalch 162.51400
411   Roy Hart 162.81700
412   Tom Gibson 162.81700
413   Chris Lindstrom 163.72600
414   Tony Colorito 163.72600
415   Hasson Arbubakrr 164.13000
416   Mike Johnson 164.13000
417   Gary Baldinger 164.17850
418   Colin Scotts 164.93800
419   Roy Harris 164.93800
420   Mark Mraz 165.54200
421   Luther Henson 165.74600
422   Marlon Jones 166.45300
423   Rhondy Weston 166.45300
424   Doug Mikolas 166.55400
425   Cleveland Crosby 167.36200
426   Mark Roopenian 167.36200
427   Sean Smith 167.36200
428   Charles Benson 168.17000
429   Tony C. Woods 168.27100
430   John Shannon 170.99600
431   Lawrence Pete 170.99800
432   Kevin Kellin 172.21000
433   George Hinkle 172.81600
434   Natu Tuatagaloa 172.81600
435   Ray Yakavonis 172.81600
436   Jerry Reese 173.72500
437   Bruce Mesner 174.63400
438   Edgar Fields 174.63400
439   Elex Price 174.63400
440   Glenn Montgomery 174.63400
441   John Klingel 174.63400
442   Laval Short 176.25000
443   Ray Woodard 176.25000
444   Mitchell Benson 177.36100
445   Steve Kaufusi 177.36100
446   Tim Rother 177.36100
447   Bruce Radford 177.86600
448   Dan Sileo 177.86600
449   Robert Smith 178.27000
450   Steve Durham 178.67400
451   Tom Tuinei 178.67400
452   Dennis Boyd 179.17900
453   Ken Poole 179.17900
454   Brad Shearer 180.29000
455   Jerry Wilkinson 180.29000
456   Lynn Madsen 181.90600
457   Mark Duckens 181.90600
458   Robb White 181.90600
459   Chris Linnin 182.71400
460   Keith Guthrie 182.71400
461   Rich Stachowski 182.71400
462   Leon Evans 183.72400
463   Ralph Malone 183.72400
464   John Lee 184.33000
465   Gary Hadd 184.63300
466   Jerry Sherk 186.45100
467   Don Baldwin 186.75400
468   Mike Lewis 186.75400
469   Myron Lapka 186.75400
470   Reggie P. Lewis 186.75400
471   Sylvester Hicks 186.75400
472   Bill Hawkins 187.36000
473   Chris Gannon 188.26900
474   Mike Clark 188.37000
475   Emanuel Weaver 189.98600
476   Chris Pike 190.08700
477   Jon Carter 192.81400
478   Doug Bartlett 193.72300
479   Tony Simmons 193.72300
480   Tony Bowick 195.54100
481   Don Fielder 196.45000
482   John Haines 196.45000
483   Rollin Putzier 197.35900

 


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